City of Flint updates on ARPA rules and process: residents invited to public Input sessions

FLINT, Michigan – The City of Flint is hosting American Recovery Plan (ARPA) public input sessions, outlining the finalized rules and process for the $94.7 million grant received by the City of Flint. 

“Now that we have our compliance component in place, it’s time to again engage with residents on the next steps,” Mayor Neeley said. “We will continue to build a stronger Flint by making sure these dollars are invested in a way that reflects the community’s priorities.”

Mayor Sheldon Neeley has invited residents to get the latest information on the ARPA spending categories and next steps for Flint. These sessions are part of continuous outreach to Flint residents to define the best opportunities of support.

“The $94.7M the City of Flint has received is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enact meaningful and positive change to move Flint Forward,” said Robert Widigan, City of Flint chief financial officer. “This additional input is needed. We want to ensure these dollars are spent equitably and transparently.”

The public input sessions will take place at four locations around Flint. Representatives from the compliance firm Ernst and Young will also present with Dawn Jones of ABC12 News moderating the sessions. 

Public Input Sessions

Time: 6 – 7:30 PM

  1. Thursday, February 17: Mott Community College Event Center
  2. Tuesday, February 22: Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
  3. Thursday, March 3: Accelerated Learning Academy (old Scott School)
  4. Tuesday, March 8: Insight Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience (IINN) 

Anyone unable to attend the open sessions, can send questions or comments one of four ways:

• Send an email to [email protected]

• Mail comments to: City of Flint Budget Input, 1101 S. Saginaw St. Room 203, Flint, Michigan  48502

• Write comments and drop them off at Flint City Hall in the red drop box in front of the City Hall entrance.

• Call (810) 237-2000. All callers will be asked to leave a message with their comments, which will be transcribed and included in reports with other submitted comments.

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